John Crissman

John C.

Chicago, IL

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John teaches: Ages 5 and up
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Teaching since: 2009
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My name is John Crissman and I am a U.S. Candidate Master in Chess. I have been coaching chess since 2009 and have taught chess in over 30 schools throughout the chicago-land area. I love to work on thought process, calculation, tactics, and endgame. I am currently working on my degree in mathematics. I have been tutoring math for two years now. I am comfortable tutoring all elementary grade levels including trig, geometry, algebra, and calculus.

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U.S Candidate Master in Chess and very experienced Math coach and instructor and experienced math tutor and mathematician.


Operations Manager
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
Chess Scholars / Afterschool Enrichment Solutions

Chess instructor and Math Enrichment Instructor
Sep 2009 - Aug 2014
Chess Scholars / Afterschool Enrichment Solutions


Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics
Aug 2016 - Present
Northeastern Illinois University
Bachelors of Science in Management
Aug 2011 - May 2014
Northeastern Illinois University


Best Chess Coach in Chicago
Jan 2011
Many clients

5 Reviews on John C.

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Anthony Jan 6, 2017
· Chess · In studio
Awesome! My daughter cannot wait to take his lessons. She seems to love it and have a great time.
Katarzyna Jan 6, 2017
· Math · In studio
I am getting better grades because of Mr. John. He if very helpful and makes math understandable. I wish my actually teacher could do that. -_-. Thank You Mr. John!
John C. Jan 5, 2017
· Chess · In studio
Very good. Help our son from 500 to 1300 rating. Recommend. He is the best.
Amelia Jan 4, 2017
· Chess · In studio
John knows how to approach his students, somehow he could read what my moves where and then he explained. Very smart and has good teaching skills.
Becky Jan 4, 2017
· Chess · In studio
Great guy! He is really funny and really great at what he does. My son loves doing chess lessons with him.
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